Language is what makes us human. It influences our thoughts and affects our lives in even more ways that we might expect. In this advanced unit, students are introduced to the most important and strongly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, language structure, acquisition and development, the understanding and production of speech (and what happens when these processes go wrong), the development of reading and spelling, and how the social and cultural environment can influence how language is used.
|Unit name||Psychology of Language|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Assoc Prof Nenagh Kemp
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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KHA201 or PSY211
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Lecture: 2 hours weekly
Practical: 2 hours weekly
Assessment Task 1: Online Test or quiz, 10-question multiple-choice quiz: Weight 10%
Assessment Task 2: Research Report, 1500 words: Weight 25%
Assessment Task 3: Assignment, 1 page: Weight 15%
Assessment Task 3: Written Examination, 2 hours: Weight 50%
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